Frequently Asked Questions

NIU Police and Public Safety

Where is the Department of Police and Public Safety?

What are your hours of operation?

Can NIU police officers make arrests?

Is the NIU Department of Police and Public Safety a "real" police department?

Do NIU Police respond to 911 calls?

Campus Safety

How does NIU contact students if there is an emergency on campus?

How does NIU compare to other universities when it comes to campus safety?

How does the city of DeKalb compare with other college towns?

How does NIU maintain a safe and secure learning environment?

What are NIU and local law enforcement partners doing to maintain a safe campus?

Are weapons allowed on campus?

How often is campus patrolled?

How does NIU raise awareness about personal safety?

What steps can students take to prevent becoming a victim?

How does NIU report crime?

Contact Us

In case of emergency: Call 911

Non-Emergency Phone Number: 815-753-1212


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